Sometimes you guys have questions for me, so I thought I’d make this page to answer them. If you have any more, pop them in the comments below!
When is the next [insert your favourite series here] book coming out?
I used to set out a publishing schedule for the year with expected release dates for all my books, but since I’m an incredibly flakey human, I almost never hit my deadlines so the schedules got moved around a lot.
This year I’ve decided that I’m not going to bother with a publication schedule and instead I’m just going to write what I feel like when I feel like it. This makes it a lot more fun for me, which should mean more books for you!
As a general rule, though, I’ll have at least one new book out in each series every year.
So how will I know when a new book is coming out?
By joining the Readers’ Group! Then I’ll send you an email when a new book is out, as well as sneak previews of upcoming books and other stuff I think you’ll enjoy.
What order should I read the Charlie Davies/Baxter & Co. books in?
In the order of publication! Which is:
- Losing Your Head (Charlie Davies Book 1)
- Unfinished Sentence (Charlie Davies Book 2)
- Short Fuse (Charlie Davies Prequel) – get it for free here
- Charlie Davies: A Psychological Profile – get it for free here – EXCLUSIVE
- Graceless (Charlie Davies Book 3)
- Higher Learning (Charlie Davies Book 4)
- Santa’s Little Helper (Charlie Davies Book 5)
- Undetected (Charlie Davies Book 6)
- Caught in the Act (Charlie Davies Book 7)
- Raising Hell (Charlie Davies Book 8)
- Live & Let Bondi (Baxter & Co. Book 1)
- New Year, Screw You (Charlie Davies Book 9)
- Gone Ghoul (Baxter & Co. Book 2)
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sting (Baxter & Co. Book 3)
- Strip Joint (Charlie Davies Book 10)
- Nightmare on Oxford Street (Baxter & Co. Book 4)
Can I read the Baxter & Co. Mysteries if I haven’t read the Charlie Davies Mysteries (or vice versa)?
Yep, but you’ll have a lot more fun if you read both, so why deny yourself? 🙂
What is your writing process?
But for real, I generally come up with a very vague concept in my head, then open up a Scrivener document. At first, I write down the ideas I have floating around my head, then kind of fill in the blanks, just writing a sentence or so on what happens in each chapter. I usually aim to write 25-30 chapters total.
Once I’ve got all the chapters very vaguely outlined (usually getting even vaguer towards the end, because I tend to figure out the details while I’m writing), I start writing whatever chapter I most feel like working on. Sometimes that means I start in the beginning, sometimes I start in the middle. Then I just write until it’s done.
How much do you write a day?
It varies wildly. Some days I’ll only write 1000 words and others I’ll write 10000. I do usually take two days off a week, though. Well, I intend to. Sometimes it doesn’t quite work out that way…
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I don’t understand the question.
Just kidding! There are a couple of things I do other than writing, such as:
- making YouTube videos
- taking baths with Lush bath bombs
- making YouTube videos about taking baths with Lush bath bombs
- drinking tea/coffee/wine, depending on the time of day (I usually save the wine for after breakfast)
- eating. LORD do I love eating.
- cooking. Which is closely related to the aforementioned eating.
- yoga. Yeah, I’m one of those people. I mean, I suck at it, but I try.
Are you actually a semi-pro lawn bowls champion like it says in your bio?
Yes. Also a Victoria’s Secret model, a multi-millionaire and a gifted heart surgeon. (That bit in my bio about being a compulsive liar is totally made up, though.)